Our honeybees arrived in Connecticut just in time for Earth Day. I picked them up on Saturday afternoon, two 3-lb packages, each containing roughly 20,000-30,000 honeybees! Continue reading “Installing Honeybees”
While my husband and I are still very much novice beekeepers (ahem, to date, we have only had our hives for three days), we hungrily read books and articles, scoured the web for beekeeping blogs, watched YouTube videos endlessly, and took a local Beekeeping 101 course. Eager to learn all we could before the arrival of our new neighbors, one of the biggest decisions we had to make was where to place the hives.
Yesterday I prepared the site and setup the beehives for the honeybees we have coming at the end of next week.
Keeping honeybees has been a long time dream of mine, and I am so excited to finally be embarking on our own beekeeping journey! I cleaned, heat treated, and repainted our hive bodies back in February, during a nice warm period we had. Since then, we have ordered the few extra pieces we needed, and are now feeling ready for our new friends. Continue reading “Honeybee Hive Set-up”
Exciting things are planned for 2017, and one of them is a long-time goal of mine! While I was able to check chicken-keeping off my list years ago, beekeeping has always been beyond us.
After moving to our new home one 2015, beekeeping became more of a reality (albeit, distant) than dream, as we began to plan for all of the things we would one day like on our property. Continue reading “Adding Honeybees to the Homestead”